Members’ Choice Best In Category: Delivery


‘They Said I Couldn’t Do It. – VBAC MAMA’ by Brittany Fisher — Micah Lynn Birth Stories (USA), featured with permission

Each year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) releases the winning images from its annual ‘Image of the Year’ global competition.

The contest celebrates the beauty of birth and the proficiency of birth photographers worldwide across four categories—labor, delivery, postpartum and birth details.

IAPBP founder Lyndsay Stradtner shared inside a press release, “I am so thrilled to be able to feature the tremendous talent of our members in the image competition this year. I want to thank each and every IAPBP member who entered this year and, of course, the families who agreed to share their beautiful birth moments with the world.”

2019’s first place winner goes to Belle Verdiglione of Belle Verdiglione Photography in Australia with the image titled ‘Our Rainbow Baby Is Finally Here’, pictured directly below.

See the winners for the best in category awards below and view more honorable mentions on IAPBP’s website.

First place winner


‘Our Rainbow Baby Is Finally Here’ by Belle Verdiglione — Belle Verdiglione Photography (Australia), featured with permission

Best In Category: Birth Details


‘Enveloped’ by Samantha Evans — Sevan Photography (Canada), featured with permission

Best In Category: Delivery


‘Many Hands’ by Ashley Marston — Ashley Marston Photography (Canada), featured with permission

Best In Category: Fresh 48


‘This Is Us’ by Kimberly Kimble — Rushes & Waves (US), featured with permission

Best In Category: Labor


‘Water Birth In Sunset’ by Dora Barens — Dora Barens Geboortefotografie (Netherlands), featured with permission

Best In Category: Postpartum


‘The Most Glorious Cleansing Of All’ by Jerusha Sutton — Jerusha Sutton Photography (Australia), featured with permission

Continue browsing more winning images from the 2019 IAPBP ‘Image of the Year’ competition.

[via IAPBP, images by various photographers and featured with permission]

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